Turnbull Brothers Ltd Cardiff

Turnbull Brothers Ltd Cardiff

In 1882 Philip and Lewis Turnbull, sons of Thomas Turnbull, Whitby set up the company in Cardiff to export coal to the Black Sea and return with grain. The fleet expanded rapidly and by 1900 numbered eight tramps. At the outbreak of war in 1914 the company owned seven ships, but lost six to enemy action. The owners retired in 1920 and the remaining ships were sold. In 1920 Cyril and Bertrand Turnbull, the sons of Lewis Turnbull set up the Turnbull Coal & Shipping Co and purchased three ships. One of these was lost in the River Hooghly and the other two were sold in the depression of the 1930s and the company withdrew from shipowning. The brothers remained in business as shipbrokers until 1943.

 

Turnbull Brothers Ltd Cardiff, Fleet List

 

SHIP NAME O.N IMO BUILT G.T
Everilda  84677    1882  1388 
1894 sold to Maclay & McIntyre, Glasgow, 1898 sold to P. Pahlsson, Helsingborg, 6.12.1914 mined and sunk off Mantyluoto.
Gwendoline  86639    1883  1729 
28.4.1891 wrecked off Tarifa.
Bernard (1)  89772    1884  1702 
1899 sold to A. Kroger, Christiania r/n Altair, 18.10.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 50.53N 05.10W by UC.64
Cyril  95165    1888  2294 
31.7.1906 wrecked in Trepassey Bay.
Illtyd  95179    1889  1679 
1911 sold to J. Linde, Cronstadt r/n Lembit, 1916 Imperial Russian Navy requisition, 1918 captured by Germans, subsequently returned to owners, 1935 sold to E. Bergmann, Tallinn r/n Kadli, 1940 seized by Germans r/n Hummel, 1945 captured by USSR, 1947 scuttled with surplus gas ammunition.
Oswin  95189    1889  1743 
1903 sold to Rederi A/B Walhall, Helsingborg, 12.3.1918 captured and scuttled by UB.62 while 40 miles ENE of St. Ann's Head.
Eric  98420    1892  2768 
12.8.1912 wrecked on Sable Island.
Darent  72128    1875  1008 
1895 transferred from T. Turnbull & Son, Whitby, 1897 sold to H. Kuhnle, Bergen r/n Dovre, 16.1.1913 wrecked near Lerwick.
Phoebe  98449    1894  2754 
1918 sold to Bede SS Co, Cardiff, 1925 sold to Soc Anon Nav Elenese, Gaeta r/n Citta di Elena, 1929 scrapped.
Emma  105193    1898  2520 
20.4.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 49.55N 14.04W by U.50
Bernard (2)  109799    1900  3682 
15.12.1917 torpedoed and sunk in 48.04N 09.58W by U.94
Olive  113535    1900  3678 
22.7.1916 shelled and sunk 10 miles NW x W from Cape Corbelin, Algeria by U.39
Horngarth  132858    1911  3609 
11.3.1917 captured and scuttled by German cruiser Seeadler, 220 miles ENE of St. Paul Rocks.
Gerald Turnbull  132876    1912  3177 
19.5.1913 wrecked at Yarmouth, N.S.
Bertrand  132896    1913  3613 
6.7.1918 torpedoed and sunk 28 miles ESE of Cape Bon by UC.67
Ruel (1)  132892    1913  4029 
21.8.1915 shelled and sunk 45 miles SW of Bishop Rock by U.38
Collingham  129069    1910  4080 
1915 purchased from Harris & Dixon Ltd, London, 1920 sold to Pentwyn SS Co, London, 1920 sold to Bathampton S.N. Co, London, 1925 sold to Kingdom Steamships, London, 1930 sold to Slobodba Plovidba Dubrovnik r/n Duba, 1941 sold to Cia Leda de Vapores, Panama r/n Leda, 1941 sold to Irish Shipping, Dublin r/n Irish Elm, 1949 sold to Turkey r/n Sadiklar, 1961 scrapped.
Ruel (2)  139621    1917  4395 
1919 sold to David Owen, Cardiff r/n County of Carmarthen, 29.7.1922 wrecked on Mayo Island, Cape Verde.
Raisdale  132811    1911  4220 
Built as Chiltern Range for Furness, Withy & Co, West Hartlepool, 1914 sold to A/S Den Norske Amerikalinje, Christiania r/n Drammensfjord, 1924 purchased by Turnbull r/n Raisdale, 1933 sold to L. Embiricos, Andros r/n Rinos, 1937 sold to V. Song, Tsingtao r/n Yong Shyang, 1938 sold to Kyodo Kaiun K.K, Tokyo r/n Eisho Maru, 5.6.1940 sunk in collision in 42.40N 140.55E
Cogandale  139144    1916  5694 
Built as Southern for Harris & Dixon Ltd, London, 1918 sold to Cie des Chargeurs de l'Extreme Orient, Marseille r/n Lieutenant Jean Laurent, 1925 purchased by Turnbull r/n Cogandale, 5.4.1930 stranded in River Hooghly and sank.
Hamdale  136641    1914  4782 
Built as Batsford for Harris & Dixon Ltd, London, 1918 sold to Canadian Pacific SS Co, London, 1927 purchased by Turnbull r/n Hamdale, 1937 sold to Barry Shipping, Cardiff r/n St. Mellons, 1937 sold to Okada Gumi K.K, Osake r/n Tozan Maru, 6.3.1938 wrecked in 33.20N 129.10E.

Ted Finch 11-04-2012